Best/Worst Seasons: Rangers/Twins

Each day we are going to look at the nine best and worst seasons for each ball club.

This is not an examination of how the team did in the postseason, how well everybody got along, or anything else that may have happened other than wins and losses.

Nine to Know

Here are the best and the worst seasons of the two teams originally from Washington.

Best: Rangers

Three of the five best Rangers seasons have occurred over the the last three years, but in each case the final postseason game played was a loss.

Rk Year W L Ties W-L% Finish Playoffs
1 2011 96 66 0 .593 1st of 4 Lost WS (4-3)
2 1999 95 67 0 .586 1st of 4 Lost LDS (3-0)
3 1977 94 68 0 .580 2nd of 7
4 2012 93 69 0 .574 2nd of 4 Lost ALWC (1-0)
5 2010 90 72 0 .556 1st of 4 Lost WS (4-1)
6 1996 90 72 1 .556 1st of 4 Lost LDS (3-1)
7 2004 89 73 0 .549 3rd of 4
8 1998 88 74 0 .543 1st of 4 Lost LDS (3-0)
9 2009 87 75 0 .537 2nd of 4
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Generated 3/3/2013.

Worst: Rangers

Rk Year Tm W L Ties W-L% Finish
1 1963 Washington Senators 56 106 0 .346 10th of 10
2 1973 Texas Rangers 57 105 0 .352 6th of 6
3 1962 Washington Senators 60 101 1 .373 10th of 10
4 1972 Texas Rangers 54 100 0 .351 6th of 6
5 1964 Washington Senators 62 100 0 .383 9th of 10
6 1961 Washington Senators 61 100 0 .379 9th of 10
7 1985 Texas Rangers 62 99 0 .385 7th of 7
8 1982 Texas Rangers 64 98 0 .395 6th of 7
9 1971 Washington Senators 63 96 0 .396 5th of 6
10 1968 Washington Senators 65 96 0 .404 10th of 10
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Generated 3/3/2013.

Best: Twins

Rk Year Tm W L Ties W-L% Finish Playoffs
1 1965 Minnesota Twins 102 60 0 .630 1st of 10 Lost WS (4-3)
2 1933 Washington Senators 99 53 1 .651 1st of 8 Lost WS (4-1)
3 1970 Minnesota Twins 98 64 0 .605 1st of 6 Lost ALCS (3-0)
4 1969 Minnesota Twins 97 65 0 .599 1st of 6 Lost ALCS (3-0)
5 2006 Minnesota Twins 96 66 0 .593 1st of 5 Lost LDS (3-0)
6 1925 Washington Senators 96 55 1 .636 1st of 8 Lost WS (4-3)
7 1991 Minnesota Twins 95 67 0 .586 1st of 7 Won WS (4-3)
8 2010 Minnesota Twins 94 68 0 .580 1st of 5 Lost LDS (3-0)
9 2002 Minnesota Twins 94 67 0 .584 1st of 5 Lost ALCS (4-1)
10 1930 Washington Senators 94 60 0 .610 2nd of 8
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Generated 3/3/2013.

Worst: Twins

Rk Year Tm W L Ties W-L% Finish
1 1904 Washington Senators 38 113 6 .252 8th of 8
2 1909 Washington Senators 42 110 4 .276 8th of 8
3 1949 Washington Senators 50 104 0 .325 8th of 8
4 1982 Minnesota Twins 60 102 0 .370 7th of 7
5 1907 Washington Senators 49 102 3 .325 8th of 8
6 1955 Washington Senators 53 101 0 .344 8th of 8
7 2011 Minnesota Twins 63 99 0 .389 5th of 5
8 1957 Washington Senators 55 99 0 .357 8th of 8
9 1999 Minnesota Twins 63 97 1 .394 5th of 5
10 1948 Washington Senators 56 97 1 .366 7th of 8
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Generated 3/3/2013.